SCREENVISION TEAMS UP WITH SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE AND ARTS ALLIANCE MEDIA TO BRING THREE OF THE GLOBE’S MOST CELEBRATED WORKS TO U.S. THEATERS NATIONWIDE
October 01, 2012
New York, N.Y. -- Screenvision, a national leader in cinema advertising sales, services and content distribution, has teamed up with Shakespeare's Globe, London and Arts Alliance Media to bring three of Globe on Screen's 2011 theatre productions to cinemas across the U.S. All's Well That Ends Well premieres October 11th, Much Ado About Nothing will be hitting theaters nationwide on October 23rd with Doctor Faustus coming November 8th. Screenvision will be targeting top U.S. cities, locations near college campuses and independent theatres, with this very special theatrical content.
Originally staged at Shakespeare's Globe in 2011, the three productions will be shown in their entirety on screens in hundreds of local cinemas. Offering a truly distinctive cinema experience and the very best seat in the house, this season will present a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the unique charm of the world famous Globe Theatre and these critically acclaimed performances in the immersive atmosphere of state-of-the-art cinemas.
All's Well That Ends Well features Olivier Award-winning actress Janie Dee (Me & Orson Welles) who is a delight as the Countess of Roussillon, directed by John Dove. The orphaned heroine Helena (Ellie Piercey) will stop at nothing to win the proud young aristocrat Bertram (Sam Crane) who is forced to marry her but instantly abandons her. Sumptuous costumes, outstanding original music, and a fine ensemble of actors captured the spirit of Shakespeare's complex Chekhovian comedy.
Shakespeare's wittiest of comedies, Much Ado About Nothing, pairs Olivier Award-winning actress Eve Best (The King's Speech, Nurse Jackie, Shackleton, The Shadow Line) and Charles Edwards (An Ideal Husband, Downton Abbey), as the sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick, and also features Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) as Leonato. Directed by Jeremy Herrin, this fearless display of Shakespeare's wit and wisdom, in which words become weapons, comes to sparkling life.
Doctor Faustus is a spectacular production of Christopher Marlowe's tragedy, directed by Matthew Dunster. The legendary story of a man who sells his soul to the devil for power and pleasure is given a bright and brilliant interpretation with puppets, pyrotechnics and magic tricks. Arthur Darvill, whose screen credits include the movie Pelican Blood but is best known as Doctor Who's sidekick in the cult British TV classic, plays Mephistopheles. Paul Hilton, whose big screen credits include Wuthering Heights and Klimt with John Malkovich, takes the title role.
Darryl Schaffer, EVP of Exhibitor Relations, Screenvision said: "We're excited for the opportunity to bring this great classical theatre content from the very venue where it was created to audiences nationwide."
Dominic Dromgoole, Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe said "With the advent of new technology it is now possible to see and hear theatrical productions in the cinema with a wonderful sharpness and clarity. We are delighted that these productions will be finding new audiences, who can experience Globe shows as if they were in the building."
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